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Jubilant Manchester United fans have celebrated Robin van Persie's astonishing hat trick by bombarding an Indian IT consultant with congratulatory tweets. Despite a picture that clearly shows him to be a bespectacled middle-aged Indian man rather than the slick-haired striker, football fans have mistaken Ravi Visvesvaraya …


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  1. Thomas 4


    Who'd have thought there would be more than one individual in the world with the initials "RVP"?

    1. Armando 123

      Re: Gosh

      Certainly not me.


      Richard Burton

    2. Grave

      Re: Gosh

      looks like they are now outsourcing twatterizing too

  2. Freakyfeet

    Can't be Man Utd fans

    "He has now become something of a Twitter star, with a suspiciously large number of followers from Manchester."

    Hang on, all the Man U fans live in Surrey and Asia !

  3. Frankee Llonnygog

    He's lucky

    At least they didn't also accuse him of setting off bombs in Boston.

  4. Andrew Moore


    I don't think Robin Van Persie is his real name. He changed it from Thieving Van Penis.

    Note to the confused: I'm channelling an old Dick Van Dyke joke here...

  5. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Trust a footie fan to balls it up! Not the brightest of stars in the galaxy!

    1. Anonymous Coward

      I know, right? Would you believe not a *single* tennis fan has been dumb enough to send this guy a tweet, but these football fans - they're just useless!

  6. John 90

    Just change your Twitter handle. Not that big of a deal.

  7. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    monetise the twits

    he should just start twittering pay-per-click links.

  8. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward


    A TLA is about the the level of comprehension of a Manchester United fan. Why do you think they call it Man Utd? Most off them probably don't even realise they support a Manchester team so it's hardly worth the effort of Mr Prassad to explain that RVP could possibly be anything other than their idol.

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